How to Eat Less Plastic

February 22, 2024

Consumer Reports’ recent investigation into food contaminants had some unsettling findings: many of the foods we buy for our families contain concerning amounts of plastic chemicals known as phthalates. How do these chemicals get in our food, and what are the health risks from eating them? Are there safer alternatives? And what's the difference between plasticizers and microplastics, anyway? 

Listen to a discussion with experts from Consumer Reports and EarthJustice about what these findings mean for your health, how you can lessen your exposure to plastic chemicals, and opportunities for collective action to get these chemicals out of our food.  


Jim Rogers
Director of Food Safety Research and Testing,Consumer Reports

Brian Ronholm
Director of Food Policy, Consumer Reports

Katherine O'Brien
Senior Attorney, Toxic Exposure and Health Program, EarthJustice


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